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News Corporation has announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook, to provide news to users of the social media site Down Under.

Published in Technology Regulation

A shade over two weeks since Treasurer Josh Frydenberg crowed that Australia had put in place "world-leading legislation" to bring Facebook and Google into line, no big news organisation has signed a deal with Facebook to share news content.

Published in Open Sauce

More Australian media deals with Google's News Showcase appear to be in the offing, aided by some government sweeteners, with a number of news publishers reported to be in discussions with the online advertising giant set to finalise agreements before the Australian Parliament passes the news media code into law.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 29 January 2021 14:24

auDA adopts Mitchell as CCO

Australia's ccTLD administrator auDA has appointed Sophie Mitchell as its chief communications officer.

Published in People Moves

Thirty-five thousand Australian premises are yet to be connected to the national broadband network, but Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has declared that the network is "built and fully operational".

Published in Open Sauce

Digital platforms Google and Facebook have managed to change a number of terms in the news media code, which has been given the name News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code, with the government giving ground on the interval for informing publishers of algorithm changes.

Published in Technology Regulation

It seems that Australia's Communications Minister is as competent at handling women's affairs as he is at managing the construction of a national broadband network.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia has the best communications technology available for government and private entities to ensure that measures taken within the country are broadcast widely, especially if they could affect the security of its citizens overseas.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:16

ABC updates iview for smart TVs

The ABC has updated its iview app for certain smart TVs, bringing them into line with the Android TV and Apple TV versions.

Published in Entertainment

The ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night was titled The Truth about 5G. It would have been better if it had been titled FUD about Huawei.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian Broadcasting Corporation managing director David Anderson has reiterated the organisation's changed stance towards Google and Facebook, telling the National Press Club during an address that it would be pushing for payment from these digital entities in the event that they are persuaded to part with cash.

Published in Open Sauce

It now appears to be perfectly clear what kind of public broadcaster the Coalition Government wants: a pliant set of robots who scrape and curtsy every time their glorious masters are sighted. Something more in the style of India's Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Published in Open Sauce

The ABC has markedly changed its stance towards Google and Facebook, now that the ACCC is pushing for the digital platforms to pay news organisations for using their content.

Published in Open Sauce

The Federal Government’s failure to get a bill passed through parliament reducing the regulatory burden for regional commercial radio and television broadcasters, has been slammed by the Labor Party.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Department of Defence has played down a report by the ABC claiming that private details of defence force members could have been compromised in a breach of what it described as "a highly sensitive military database".

Published in Security
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 06:07

Hold on, the decade still has another year to run

Earlier this year, an OECD report revealed that Australian 15-year-olds are well behind their peers in other parts of the globe in reading, mathematics and science. Recent developments have shown that many people in Western countries simply cannot count.

Published in Open Sauce

ABC journalists' ignorance of technology has been on display once again, with senior broadcaster Patricia Karvelas displaying an acute lack of knowledge during an interview with former senator Nick Xenophon, whose legal firm has been hired by Huawei to help correct misconceptions about its operations.

Published in Open Sauce

Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher has given a hint as to how the Coalition Government would react to the digital platforms inquiry report which was handed over to it by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in July, claiming during a recent speech that the loss of revenue suffered by traditional media due to the dominance of digital technology firms like Google and Facebook may not be as bad as suggested.

Published in Open Sauce

The Coalition Government made the right choice back in 2013 to adopt a multi-technology mix for rolling out the national broadband network, ditching a Labor plan to have fibre to 93% of homes and service the rest through fixed wireless and satellite, Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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